Definition of hammer and sickle in English:

hammer and sickle

Syllabification: ham·mer and sick·le

noun

  • The symbols of the industrial worker and the peasant used as the emblem of the former Soviet Union and of international communism.
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    • Rifondazione was founded in 1992 as a reaction to the turn by the PCI away from its name and its traditional symbol of the hammer and sickle.
    • In 1919 the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic approved another state emblem: a hammer and sickle in the rays of the rising sun, surrounded by a garland of wheat.
    • At the prompting of former Soviet Union countries, the EU is also considering banning the hammer and sickle and the red star.

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